Heartbreaking words of a nine-year-old Ukrainian girl who lost an arm after being shot by Russians

Heartbreaking words of a nine-year-old Ukrainian girl who lost an arm after being shot by Russians

Heartbreaking words of a nine-year-old Ukrainian girl who lost an arm after being shot by Russians

Heartbreaking words of a nine-year-old Ukrainian girl who lost an arm after being shot by Russians

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After being shot while fleeing her home, a nine-year-old girl’s arm had to be amputated by surgeons in Kyiv to save her life.

Sasha, the girl, is in the hospital recovering. Last week, she was fleeing fighting in the Kyiv suburb of Hostomel with her father, mother, and sister when their car was hit by bullets.

Her father was murdered, and the other three fled into the street before seeking refuge in a cellar.

Sasha was in and out of consciousness for two days before volunteers waving a white flag carried her to a nearby hospital on a makeshift stretcher.

‘I don’t know why the Russians shot me,’ Sasha said from her hospital bed. I hope it was a mistake and they didn’t mean to hurt me.

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‘I took a bullet to the arm.’ I pursued my sister. My mother collapsed. I thought it was the end of the world. But she wasn’t dead; she was just taking cover from the gunfire. She had gone into hiding.

‘Then I went unconscious.’ Someone carried me down to the cellar. There, I received some treatment. Then some people carried me to the hospital on a towel.’

The battle for Kyiv is being fought in the northwestern suburbs of Gostomel, Irpin, and Bucha.

The Russian Army launched a massive assault on these satellite towns in the hopes of breaching Ukrainian defences and capturing Kiev.

Sasha, according to Dr. Gennadiy Druzenko of the First Volunteer Mobile Hospital, is one of a number of children who suffered terrible injuries during the battle for Kyiv.

‘This girl was brought to the Central Irpin Hospital with terrible injuries,’ he explained.

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‘She was shot while evacuating from Gostomel with her parents.’

‘Her father was shot and killed as he drove them away from the fighting in his car.’

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